Moon Gone

The sky in the Western Hemisphere on Friday will feature what some astronomy aficionados call a “black moon,” or simply the second new moon in a single month. New moons typically occur just once a month since the lunar cycle is 29.5 days, but the phenomenon happens when new or full moons occur on the first day of any month except February. They generally occur roughly every few years, but outside of a catchy moniker, there’s really not much to them, astronomers told The Post. AwesomeBOYSCRUBZAHYT